Music Imitates Art

Music Imitates Art

So much of music is inspired by other forms of art. Glinka’s opera, Ruslan and Ludmila, is based on a poem by Russia’s greatest poet Alexander Pushkin. The story is an epic fairy tale about the abduction of Ludmila, the daughter of Prince Vladimir of Kiev, by the evil dwarf wizard Chernomor, and the attempt by the brave knight Ruslan to find and rescue her.